The Go-Between Review by Steve Mills

THERE was a stand out performance when The Go-Between graced the stage in Northampton.

Will Miles, who hails from Long Buckby, took on the role of Leo, a messenger passing notes between two adults having a secretive affair.

He excels with a performance so well thought through that you would think it comes from an actor with many more years experience behind him than that of an 11-year-old.

The show, told by an older version of himself, is a coming of age tale as Leo realises not only that adults lie but that he is also capable of deceiving adults to get his own way. Will’s performance grows throughout the show.

But indeed all of the actors give fantastic performances in their roles, each creating the atmosphere of 1900 perfectly.

The show is a little on the long side, but ultimately that just means even more enjoyment of a quality production. It is a joint effort between the in-house creative team at the theatre alongside Derby Live and the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

But Will Miles, who shares the role with Guy Amos during its run, is certainly a name to look out for in the future.

The Go-Between plays at the Royal Theatre until Saturday, November 19. Tickets from the box office on 01604 624811.